Cookies Policy

COOKIES AND OUR COMMITMENT TO GDPR

Updated August

Cookies
This Website is the property of Webspectations Ltd, a UK based web-authoring company. Webspectations Ltd is commited to protecting the personal identity of its website visitors, and only uses third-party software associated with Google Adsense and Google Analytics, in order to better serve its users.

What is a Cookie?
Cookies are files containing small amounts of information which are created by the browser on the device you use when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies do lots of different and useful jobs, such as remembering your preferences, and generally improving your online experience. There are different types of cookies that all work in the same way, but have minor differences and uses.

Session Cookies
Session cookies last only for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser. These facilitate various tasks such as allowing a website to identify that a user of a particular device is navigating from page to page, supporting website security or basic functionality. By using this website you agree to the use of these types of cookies, however you can block these cookies using your browser settings.

Cookies via Google Analytics
This website uses third party statistics services to monitor it's visitors to better understand how they use it. These services are provided by Google Analytics who use cookies to track and monitor general visitor engagement and usage including their estimated general location, connection speed, length of time of site, pages visited, and the type of the device used to visit this website.
For further information please refer to the following privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

What cookies are used on this website via Google Analytics?
gtag.js and analytics.js set the following cookies on this website:
_ga expires after 2 years and is used to distinguish users.
_gid expires after 24 hours and is used to distinguish users.
_gat expires after 1 minute and is used to throttle the request rate.
For further information please refer to:https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

Opt-Out Provisions (Google Analytics)
Google Analytics mainly uses first-party cookies to report on visitor interactions on our website. Users can disable cookies or delete any individual cookie. For more information visit: https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies

Users of this website can opt-out of Google Analytics tracking by installing and enabling an optional browser add-on that disables measurement by Google Analytics for any website that a user visits. For more information, please visit: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/

Cookies via Google Adsense for users within the European Economic Area
This website uses third-party advertisements served via Google Adsense. Any user visiting this website from a location within the European Economic Area (EEA) may be served a combination of both personalised and non-personlised advertisements which allow the use of cookies, or other local storage, in order to serve personalised ads. Google Adsense may also use third-party ad servers, ad agencies, technology vendors and providers of sponsored content to set and access cookies on your computer. Users located witin the European Economic Area (EEA) have the option to switch personalised ads off from within the settings option displayed on our Cookie Consent Management Pop-up. This website is supported by advertising, therefore, users who opt to switch off personalised advertisements, will, instead, be shown non-personalised advertisements only.

Cookies via Google Adsense for users outside of the European Economic Area
Visitors to this website located outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), may be served a combination of both personalised and non-personlised advertisements which allow the use of cookies, or other local storage, in order to serve personalised ads. Google Adsense may also use third-party ad servers, ad agencies, technology vendors and providers of sponsored content to set and access cookies on your computer.

Non-personalised ads Explained
Non-personalised ads are not based on a user’s past behavior, this type of advertising is targeted using contextual information. Non-personalised advertisments only use cookies, or mobile ad identifiers, to allow for aggregated ad reporting, frequency capping and to help prevent fraud and abuse. Cookies, produced in relation to non-personalised advertising, do not record information against user identifiers for the purposes of personalised ads measurement or targeting. Non-personalised ads do not support third-party buyers or third-party ad tracking.

Personalised ads Explained
Personalised Advertisments are based on previously collected or historical data which may include a user's previous search queries, activity, visits to sites or apps, demographic information, or location.

For more information on personalised and non-personalised ads, please visit:https://support.google.com/dfp_premium/answer/9005435?hl=en

For more information on how Google uses cookies in advertising
https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads

How to remove consent for Personalised Ads
Users who have previously given consent for personalised advertising, can remove their consent via the 'Remove Consent' button displayed at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, users can access their browser settings to delete all cookies, this will remove consent and stop the loading of personalised ads.

Opt-Out Provisions (Google Adsense)
As stated above, users outside of the European Economic Area will receive both non-personalised and personalised advertisements via Google Adsense. You can opt out of receiving personalised advertisements through your Ad Settings in various browser. If you are using Google services, visit https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated and amend your ad preferences as follows:

If you're signed into your Google Account:
1. Go to Ads Settings
2. Click the slider next to “Ads Personalisation”
3. Click TURN OFF
This opt-out will work across all of your signed-in devices when Google recognise you as being signed-in.

If you're signed out of your Google Account, or do not have a Google Account, and want to opt out of Ads Personalisation across the Web:
1. Go to Ads Settings
2. Click the slider next to “Ads Personalisation Across the Web”
3. Click TURN OFF

If you're signed out of your Google Account, or do not have a Google Account, and want to opt out of Ads Personalisation on Google Search:
1. Go to Ads Settings
2. Click the slider next to “Ads Personalisation on Google Search”
3. Click TURN OFF

For more information relating to opting out of personalised ads, please visit: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en-GB